Director of Transportation

Richland School District   Richland, WA   Full-time     Translation
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Posted on April 27, 2021

Richland School District is accepting applications for a Director of Transportation. See the job description at: https://richlandjobs.hrmplus.net/JobOpenings.aspx 

This position is open until filled.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Job Tasks
a. Directs the planning and implementation of the district’s transportation department, aligned with district
strategic plans, priorities and objectives including: finances, safety, regulatory compliance, personnel
decisions, preparation of program reports and communication with district leadership, school staff and district
departmental staff.
b. Ensures that the transportation department complies with district, state, and federal regulations.
c. Responds to parent questions and concerns and coordinates with building administration, parents, and
transportation staff related to student behavior and discipline events while riding district transportation.

d. Develops, implements and maintains policies and procedures consistent with industry best practices and
current laws.
e. Oversees and manages the vehicle maintenance program including annual state bus inspections.
f. Oversees the development of safe and efficient bus routes and stops, including special education
transportation within and outside the district, McKinney-Vento and all extra- curricular
transportation.
g. Supports risk management through the development and implementation of students’ safe walking routes to
school.
h. Oversees, supervises, and evaluates the performance of employees as assigned; ensures compliance
with all regulations related to licenses, endorsements, and certifications for employees to accomplish
assigned duties and responsibilities
i. Coordinates with human resources for the recruitment, hiring, and retention of employees for the
purpose of accomplishing department objectives within budgetary constraints.
j. Oversees the development of a regular training program in accordance with statutory
obligations for all transportation employees.
k. Manages the transportation vehicle fund budget and makes recommendation for the purchase of buses
and other district owned vehicles.
l. Ensures timely and accurate reporting for district, state and federal reporting requirements,
including fleet maintenance records.
m. Plans, prepares and monitors the transportation budget during the year to ensure accountability of funds.
n. Administers the collective bargaining agreements of labor organizations associated with transportation
services, including routine personnel questions.
o. Participates in collective bargaining teams and regular labor management meetings.
p. Performs road checks during periods of inclement weather and makes recommendations to leadership
regarding the safety of transportation to and from district facilities.
q. Responds to vehicles incidents and accidents; coordinate response with other agencies, prepare incident
reports, takes appropriate action to reduce accidents
r. Provides leadership in the selection, use, and implementation of appropriate software programs to
facilitate all aspects of transportation operations.
s. Advises leadership on policy and procedure issues related to transportation operations and the
implementation of educational proposals, including operational and financial impacts on desired results
in serving students.
t. Performs other duties as assigned